5 Random Irish Films for St. Patricks Day Drinking
Leprechaun – The Belligerent Mess
Brad Pitt’s poor portrayal of an Irish accent is a great transition into an even more stereotyped part of Irish culture. The classic (and ridiculous) horror film “Leprechaun” stars Jennifer Aniston before her days of “FRIENDS” and before her nose job. Warwick Davis plays the role of the Leprechaun seeking to kill those who steal his gold. Between the green top hat, four leaf clovers, buckled shoes, and Lucky Charms references, “Leprechaun” is a horribly good horror film that mocks Irish culture to the extreme.
Just like you may be at this point, “Leprechaun” is a belligerent mess and poor representation of the Irish. When viewing this film, it’s probably best viewed in an alcoholic state and will probably further your own initiative to misrepresent the Irish with your own green attire and attempts at an Irish accent.
Once – The Sobering Up
“Once” is a film that represents true Irish culture through song. It’s slow-paced yet soothing for those recovering from a night of excess. It follows the story of two struggling individuals that find common ground through music. Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová represent the beauty of Irish culture through their poetic journey within the city limits of Dublin. The story is heartfelt and the soundtrack is absolutely amazing.
While you’re lying in bed recovering and contemplating the alcoholic mistakes you may have made, “Once” will give you perspective as to what Irish culture truly represents. With alcohol being a depressant, this film should be sure to lift your spirits while you’re drinking water and downing Tylenol.